Bandhavgarh National Park  

Set amongst the Vindhyas, in Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh is a small national park, but with the highest known density of tiger population in India. This is also known as White Tiger territory. These have been found in the old state of Rewa for many years. The other species found in abundance in Bandhavgarh are the gaur or Indian bison, the sambar, the barking deer and the nilgai. 

The Park is spread over an area of 437 sq. km.The terrain is made of rocky hills, sal forests and grazing areas, formerly agricultural land. The finest of these hills is the Bandhavgarh hill, and on its highest point stands Bandhavgarh Fort. Though no records remain to show when the fort was constructed, it is believed to be about 2000 years old. Several dynasties have ruled the fort: for example, the Maghas from the 1st century A.D, the Vakatakas from the 3rd century; the Sengars from the 5th century, and the Kalachuris from the 10th century.The oldest signs of habitation, are the caves dug into the sandstone, near the fort. Several of these contain Brahmi inscriptions dating from the 1st century B.C. Prior to becoming a National Park, the forest range around the region had been maintained as a Shikargarh, or game preserve, of the Maharajahs of Rewa. It was only in 1968, that the area was declared as a National Park. Since then, stringent steps have been taken to retain it as an unspoilt natural habitat.

There are more than 22 species of mammals, and 250 species of birds. Some of the inhabitants of this park are the rhesus macaque, the black-faced langur, jungle cats, chinkara, black buck, munjtac and the chital. The Park attracts many migratory birds in the winter months, that include the steppe eagle and a variety of wildfowl. Reptilian fauna include cobra, krait, python, turtle and a variety of lizards. The Bandhavgarh National Park has excellent game and bird viewing to offer, coupled with a fascinating historical element to it, thus satiating those adventurous at heart, completely.

The park can be explored on elephant back (also, a much preferred means of tiger-tracking) or in a vehicle. Jeep safaris are best undertaken, from dawn till about 10a.m, and from 4 p.m till dusk, as the animals are quite active during these periods. 

When To Visit 
The ideal time to visit Bandhavgarh is the November to June period.The park is closed in July for the monsoons. 

North East India Wildlife Tour

Duration: 22 Nights / 23 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi " Sariska " Jaipur " Ranthambore " Bharatpur " Agra " Khajuraho " Bandhavgarh " Kanha " Nagpur " Bhubaneshwar " Kolkata " Guwahati " Kaziranga " Guwahati " Delhi

Day 01: Arrival at Delhi

On the first day of North East India Wildlife Tour itinerary with Indian Tours Catalogue, arrive at the international airport of Delhi. You will here meet our company representatives. They will further help you to get transferred to the hotel.

Get fresh and enjoy the sightseeing tour of New and Old Delhi. In New Delhi, you will visit the Rashtrapati Bhawan. It is the official residence of the President of India. See India Gate-42 meters high memorial arch, Qutub Minar-a tall edifice dating 12th century, Humayun's Tomb-mid-16th century and Lotus Temple--the famous lotus shaped temple. In Old Delhi, you will see the world renowned massive Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Raj Ghat--the resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of nation. Tour the busy and bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk on an exciting Cycle Rickshaw ride. It is a main shopping street of Old Delhi and a vigorous shopping bazaar.

Day 02: Delhi - Sariska National Park

Take your breakfast in the Delhi hotel. Proceed on a drive to the famous Sariska Tiger Reserve famous for its tiger population. Arrive and check in to a resort.

Some of the most beautiful parks and sanctuaries of India 
Wildlife in Kerala
Kaziranga National Park, Assam
Bandipur National Park, Karnataka
Wildlife in Bihar
Mudumalai Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu
Periyar National Park, Kerala
Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
Sunderban Tiger Reserve, WestBengal
Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh
Wildlife in Orissa
Manas Tiger Reserve, Assam
Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka
Bharatpur National Park, Rajasthan
Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan
Keibul Lam Jao National Park, Manipur
Dudhwa National Park, Uttar Pradesh
Bannerghata National Park,Karnataka
Gir National Park and Sanctuary, Gujarat
Dachigam National Park, Jammu & Kashmir